Daily Archives: July 27, 2012

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History – August 2012

Boerne’s Beginnings By Marjorie Hagy A conversation was recently reported to me by a friend who’d been telling someone else about one of my articles here in the Explore, and the someone else- someone who isn’t a Boerne native but who’s lived here for a while this person says, ‘Huh- so there were a lot…

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Dining – August 2012

What is a Grit? And other tales of Heartache By Christine Friesenhan I am ashamed to say this as a Southerner, but I took grits for granted. They were always there on my breakfast plate. A comfortable replacement for Cream of Wheat. White. Creamy. Sweet. Slathered with butter. Why should they dream to be anything…

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Family – August 2012

Cry Baby! By Christina Marie Sterling If you paused to really ponder about it, would you be able to pinpoint the moment you really felt like a parent? Maybe, it was the plus sign on a pregnancy test that did it for you, or, the first breathes of your newborn after nine long months of…

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Film – August 2012

Nothing New Review By Jon Whitaker The funny thing about being creative is that more often than not focusing on one thing that you love, especially when there are so many, can take a life time to except. Film (aka movies) was that exact journey for me. It took a long time to come to…

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Golf – August 2012

Golf “Pro” A guide to some great “bang-for-your-buck” courses in the Hill Country The Texas Hill Country offers some of the best golfing experiences anywhere in the state. Championship courses designed by pros who’s names even those non golfing types are familiar with. We love courses like that. Problem is, unless you fall into the…

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Chronicles – August 2012

By Steve Ramirez My six-guns were strapped down as I squared off with Cactus Jack. Their shinny chrome triggers and pearly grips barely showed above the double holsters. As I stepped forward I could hear the cha-ching, cha-ching, of my spurs. Cactus Jack was the name I had given my little sister’s teddy bear. He…

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Old Timer – August 2012

As a helpful resource to the many citizens of Kendall County, we have sought the sage advice of our favorite crotchety old timer, known affectionately as (you guessed it) Old Timer. Each month he’ll tackle the most important issues that you (dear reader) send to him, and he’ll do so in the most polite, thoughtful,…

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Benedictine Sisters – August 2012

Benedictine Sisters – Boerne Pioneers in Health, Learning and Spirit By Leah Bredemeyer When most people think about Sisters, they think of Catholic School teacher with their strict rules. The Benedictine Sisters of Boerne could not be further from that perception. According to Sister Michael Brandt, OSB, the Benedictine Sisters are a model for a…

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